Thursday, 9 March 2017

A Brunch Revelation

Bristol Brunch at Cox and Baloney #CoxAndBaloneyBreakfast

Brunch. One of the best creations known to man, a delightful hybrid of breakfast and lunch.

Now if you follow me on instagram you will probably know I had a brunch epiphany at the weekend courtesy of Cox and Baloney based here in Bristol. Normally I'm very much a creature of habit and stick to what I know when it comes to food due to my intolerances, nut and lactose, but the weekend had me venturing into the world or avocado, tofu and chilli and I can't wait to go back.

Bristol Brunch at Cox and Baloney #CoxAndBaloneyBreakfast

Bristol Brunch at Cox and Baloney #CoxAndBaloneyBreakfast

Lets back up a little and set the scene. Beautiful interiors featuring gold and pastel painted walls, mismatched crockery and a copper cuckoo clock which actually coos next to a roaring fire with a leopard standing guard. They even have 'crockery hunter' old ladies about the country helping them source their beautiful wares. As you walk into Cox and Baloney you can't help but feel instantly comfortable and in awe. There are jars full of their famous loose leaf teas and a hidden staircase down to a fairy light filled snug. You just can't help but instantly settle into your surroundings. 

Bristol Brunch at Cox and Baloney #CoxAndBaloneyBreakfast

Bristol Brunch at Cox and Baloney #CoxAndBaloneyBreakfast

Bristol Brunch at Cox and Baloney #CoxAndBaloneyBreakfast

Once I had slowed down on feeling like Alice in Wonderland it was definitely time something screamed eat me and drink me, so that's exactly what I did. Here is what I sampled:

Food
Home made Porridge with seasonal toppings of date sauce, apple & blackberries (vg available)

Scrambled Tofu 'eggs' with Spinach, Avocado and Tomato on Sourdough Bread (vg)

Pancake of the Day - Wholemeal Pancakes, with coconut cream, banana and raspberries

Crushed Avocado with Chilli, Feta Cheese and a Poached Egg served on Sourdough Toast (v)

French Toast made with Free Range Eggs topped with clotted cream or yoghurt, fresh berries and honey (GF available)

Tea
Mr Darcy English Breakfast Tea

Lord Earl Afternoon Earl Grey Tea

Champagne and Strawberry Tea

Bristol Brunch at Cox and Baloney #CoxAndBaloneyBreakfast

Bristol Brunch at Cox and Baloney #CoxAndBaloneyBreakfast

Bristol Brunch at Cox and Baloney #CoxAndBaloneyBreakfast

Bristol Brunch at Cox and Baloney #CoxAndBaloneyBreakfast

The lovely ladies, and maybe some secret gentlemen, at Cox and Baloney blend their own brand loose leaf tea and coming from a non-tea drinker it's quite a big thing for me to say but I could have happily sat there all day and guzzled away. When accompanied by the food I could have stayed all week but I'm not sure they would have had me. Brunch felt clean and revitalising and set me up for some Sunday afternoon shopping. I can't wait to go back to try some of their Gin teapot cocktails, hopefully on gin and cheese night, and their afternoon tea.

Bristol Brunch at Cox and Baloney #CoxAndBaloneyBreakfast

Bristol Brunch at Cox and Baloney #CoxAndBaloneyBreakfast

What are your favourite Brunch dishes? Where are your favourite places to go for brunch? Cox and Baloney are right up there at the top of my list.

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